Fifty Shades Darker and More: Secret Pleasures of the Truly Rich
1. Watching Fifty Shades Darker on the big screen
Do wipe that look of shock off your face. We’re clearly all above 18 here.
After quickly devouring each steamy scene from all three books—while occasionally consulting a dictionary for the definition of "
There’s also been
2. Going overboard when shopping for little gifts
This is a very Filipino thing to do and we are no exception. We must bring something home for everyone in the family when we travel, including Fido and our trusty chauffeur.
Call it part of a nightly ritual done just after praying the rosary with the
4. Finding great deals and occasionally haggling
There are a handful of occasions where you can find us dressed down in jeans and a t-shirt, and one of them is when we make a trip to Divisoria to hoard raw materials. That's where we visit our
5. Indulging in street food
Yes, we do have the same cravings as you do. You won't find us at a fishball cart poking a stick into the bubbling oil but we will have a proxy there to buy some for us. We also have the number for fishball or dirty ice cream rentals whenever we feel like having some for our Sunday get-togethers.
6. Buying produce at the wet market
We do know the nutritional value of our veggies and find pleasure in choosing the freshest products ourselves. We know our way around a kitchen and acknowledge that a trip to the market requires a personal appearance. Foreign greenmarkets are a different playing field: a haven for new ingredients and a time to collect everything that cannot be found at home.
7. Reading up on celebrity gossip
When we're not flipping through a copy of YES! Magazine within the comforts of our she shed, and finding out whether Actress A is truly pregnant with twins through her ex-boyfriend, we are secretly covering up the latest copy with another title at a salon during our weekly waxing session.
8. Hoarding toiletries at hotels
Why not? They're absolutely complimentary and ours for the taking. We never know when we're going to need an extra toothbrush or travel size lotion, which we can always use as extra gifts in case we forgot anyone, so we stuff the mini collection of Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte into the front pocket of our suitcase.